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Orkney Island Hotels Guide

recommended hotels and other accommodation in the Orkney Isles


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Sands Hotel

Burray

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enjoy award-winning breakfasts at this nicely updated hotel, set in a 19th century building overlooking Watersound Bay and Scapa Flow

Albert Hotel

Kirkwall

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in the heart of town, this welcoming hotel boasts well-funished and spacious rooms together with a relaxed bar and informal restaurant

Ayre Hotel

Kirkwall

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overlooking the harbour, this traditional hotel offers rooms decorated in a modern style and a relaxed restaurant serving locally sourced produce

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just a mile from the eponymous neolithic stones, this peaceful, well-appointed hotel affords stunning views of the Ring and Ness of Brodgar

Merkister Hotel

Loch Harray

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nestling on the shores of the Loch of Harray, this traditionally Scottish hotel boasts an excellent restaurant, specialising in local Angus beef

The Shore

Kirkwall

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  • 3* rated
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well placed for the town centre and ferry terminals, this traditional hotel offers a wide choice of breakfasts and cosy, smartly furnished rooms

West End Hotel

Kirkwall

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a charming hotel, situated within easy walking distance of the harbour and cathedral, boasting a convivial bar and informal restaurant

St Ola Hotel

Kirkwall

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previous guests have commented on the friendly and helpful staff at this stylish, waterfront hotel, just meters from the island ferries

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guests can dine in the convivial bar or the more formal, but relaxed, restaurant at this charming, harbour-side hotel, ideal as an island base

Orkney Lodge

Houton

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  • 4* rated
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on the doorstep of the ferry to Hoy and Flotta, this expansive B&B offers bright, spacious rooms and has great views over historic Scapa Flow

Ferry Inn

Stromness

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billiards and darts can be played in the convivial bar of this harbour-side inn, which also serves a delicious, award-winning breakfast

Stromness Hotel

Stromness

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close to the seafront and ferryport, this friendly hotel offers traditionally furnished rooms and makes a good base for exploring the islands

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nestling in a bluebell wood complete with a delightful waterfall, this cosily furnished B&B is just a mile from the Orkney ferries at Tingwall

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this imposing, Victorian mansion is now home to a charming B&B, full of antique furnishings and offering cosy rooms and a full, Scottish breakfast

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20 minutes walk from the ferries and beach, this sociable hostel offers cosy rooms and welcoming dormitories together with a large kitchen

Murray Arms Hotel

South Ronaldsay

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guests can enjoy darts and billiards in the games room of this friendly, family-run inn, located in the centre of this fascinating, seaside village

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at the heart of village life, this traditional inn offers bright, spacious rooms and a relaxed restaurant serving meals using locally sourced ingredients

Aviedale Cottage

Gorseness

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surrounded by open fields and boasting stunning views across the bay and islands, this cosy B&B serves a generous, cooked Orkney breakfast

Aviedale B&B Suite

Gorseness

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  • romantic retreat
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a newly built, self-contained B&B suite, allowing guests to self-cater, set in open countryside and boasting great views over the Bay of Hinderayre

Burnside Farm B&B

Stromness

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  • 4* rated
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  • adults only
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sample life on a working dairy farm at this cosy B&B, in receipt of a number of awards for its breakfasts, hospitality and customer care

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